Volume 5, Number 3, Sept. 1983, pp.3-5. Reprinted from "Stolen Art Alert," v.4, n.4, July 1983

Forgery Producer Infiltrates Market with Fakes

by Linda E. Ketchum

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Forgery of the Month, Inc., a Chicago-based company owned by Anita Alexander, sells fake drawings and lithographs attributed to well-known artists, among them: Picasso, Rouault, Toulouse- Lautrec, and Degas, as well as "old masters." For additional cost, forged provenance is also available; sometimes Sotheby Parke Bernet letterhead is used.

Forgery of the Month, Inc., claims to have been "in the art fraud business since 1962" and says that a large number of their forgeries are in museums, galleries, auction houses, and collections.

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